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Search: Posts Made By: ian keyl
Forum: Ben Line 1st October 2019, 17:46
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By ian keyl
Chippy Willie Bain was with Ben Line for many...

Chippy Willie Bain was with Ben Line for many years and received the BEM for his services. he was pictured in the Ben Magazine in 1967 when I think he received his medal.
Forum: Ben Line 1st October 2019, 17:43
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By ian keyl
Jonny, If you could when you mount the pictures...

Jonny,
If you could when you mount the pictures to photo them to put on the site , add the names along side each pic if the names are there , some we can see already but many members on this site...
Forum: Ben Line 1st October 2019, 16:54
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By ian keyl
The guy who is standing under a stairway wearing...

The guy who is standing under a stairway wearing a Mabel Mae a lady in Hong Kong who all the sailors and cadets bought working gear from, white bonnet and jacket and trousers is a young Alec...
Forum: The Bridge 1st October 2019, 16:46
Replies: 25
Views: 1,493
Posted By ian keyl
I do'nt know if this qualifies for sheering off...

I do'nt know if this qualifies for sheering off in a small boat but I can say the guys in this boat were doing more that sheering ,it started with S.
once in the Suez we noticed that the canal...
Forum: Clan Line 6th September 2019, 10:58
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By ian keyl
Dave my inbox should be able to receive your...

Dave my inbox should be able to receive your message .It is something I very seldom look at unless advised. Man y thanks for your patience, Ian
Forum: Ben Line 6th September 2019, 10:55
Replies: 32
Views: 6,013
Posted By ian keyl
Aye Keith , you are right about the local...

Aye Keith ,
you are right about the local vernacular he called me Big unn and used two North Eastern sayings gees a feel ure P-ps" was one and the other was "Ga awa yur Ra-e"
And many more his...
Forum: Ben Line 2nd September 2019, 13:10
Replies: 32
Views: 6,013
Posted By ian keyl
Now Then Keith foo ya doing, I sailed with...

Now Then Keith foo ya doing,
I sailed with George and a great guy and bit of rebel ,i remember once we were in Whites out would come his bright RED socks and his Jesus sandals .
I was speaking to...
Forum: Clan Line 28th August 2019, 10:57
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By ian keyl
can you send me email addres have friend ex clan...

can you send me email addres have friend ex clan line interested but not on site . cheers ian keyl .
Forum: Ben Line 3rd July 2019, 20:18
Replies: 32
Views: 6,013
Posted By ian keyl
cadets from the Past in Ben Line.

As i had mentioned in an earlier post there about six of us meeting up in Glasgow soon having all started about the same time in Ben Line. in contacting each other we have sadly discovered that two...
Forum: Ben Line 17th June 2019, 12:23
Replies: 11
Views: 1,804
Posted By ian keyl
Morning Joe, I was talking to Fraser or George...

Morning Joe,
I was talking to Fraser or George Walker as many of us knew him he was mate on the Valla from very early days with Capt Seaton Murray.
Fraser said that the flume tank was in No 4 after...
Forum: Ben Line 13th June 2019, 15:05
Replies: 32
Views: 6,013
Posted By ian keyl
Well for those on this thread you will be...

Well for those on this thread you will be surprised that three cadets from the past who all sailed with each other two for their first trip on the Benvalla have all ended up living within 25 miles of...
Forum: Ben Line 8th June 2019, 11:06
Replies: 32
Views: 6,013
Posted By ian keyl
capnbobnz, Bob do you remember Peanuts at the...

capnbobnz,
Bob do you remember Peanuts at the stack of bricks when we were there on MAR, his name was Pete Brown from St Hellier his parents owned a hotel there, we went one night to the Prospect of...
Forum: Ben Line 6th June 2019, 22:01
Replies: 32
Views: 6,013
Posted By ian keyl
Bob, well there you go , never been to NZ but we...

Bob, well there you go , never been to NZ but we have on our bucket list along with OZ , talking of Ben . Mr William is still in charge but is getting ready to step down and retire. The holding...
Forum: Ben Line 6th June 2019, 20:51
Replies: 32
Views: 6,013
Posted By ian keyl
CapnbobNZ, now then my man how are you doing...

CapnbobNZ,
now then my man how are you doing long way from the Stack of Bricks and Coopers Arms or the Prospect Of Whitby.
how the hell did they let you into NZ i would have thought you would have...
Forum: Ben Line 6th June 2019, 20:31
Replies: 11
Views: 1,804
Posted By ian keyl
Hi there Joe, Yes the Valla had one and I...

Hi there Joe,
Yes the Valla had one and I assume the other three had it also, I know the Gloe always leaned to port and the loyal also crabed. I am not sure of the Armin ,Yes the Valla had a deep...
Forum: Ben Line 6th June 2019, 20:21
Replies: 32
Views: 6,013
Posted By ian keyl
Weighty, Regarding Dave or Ginger Kite , he was a...

Weighty, Regarding Dave or Ginger Kite , he was a good lad and clever but hated washing his work gear, he had a galv rebuke in the shower with about three pairs of jeans stuffed init and possibly...
Forum: Ben Line 6th June 2019, 20:12
Replies: 32
Views: 6,013
Posted By ian keyl
Hi Weighty, Yes knew Taff John Groat and his...

Hi Weighty,
Yes knew Taff John Groat and his fiddle and rollie me own cigs that cost more on lighter fuel than backie. Taff spent a lot of time in and around Edinburgh including the Purple onion...
Forum: Ben Line 5th June 2019, 09:27
Replies: 32
Views: 6,013
Posted By ian keyl
My thoughts on cadets I sailed with in Ben Line,...

My thoughts on cadets I sailed with in Ben Line, are;
David Kite(maybe Kyte) from Chingford nick name Ginger because of his curly hair and freckles. sailed with him on Valla for year and Ian Godber....
Forum: Ben Line 5th June 2019, 09:07
Replies: 11
Views: 1,804
Posted By ian keyl
Flume Tanks for stabilization on Ben Line Vessels.

Can any of the engineers or also those on deck in Ben Line know which vessels were fitted with Flume tanks.
I sailed on the Valla ,Wyvis,Ledi and Dearg and I know the Valla had one and Donald...
Forum: Ben Line 24th May 2019, 12:54
Replies: 32
Views: 6,013
Posted By ian keyl
cadets from the Past in Ben Line.

HI Waighty and Bob,
having been off line for a wee while and in the states for nearly a month I have not been up to date with what you have all ben saying.
Waighty ,I didn't know you were from HK...
Forum: Ben Line 17th April 2019, 10:04
Replies: 11
Views: 3,653
Posted By ian keyl
HI BSK, I have not worked out who you are but...

HI BSK,
I have not worked out who you are but will do my best to help you if I can. I think my mail box is empty now try it. I am on Face book on British Merchant Navy site.
I am not a person who...
Forum: Ben Line 17th March 2019, 19:57
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By ian keyl
Forthbrige , who might they have been Malcolm...

Forthbrige , who might they have been Malcolm Macdonald and who else .
Forum: Ben Line 17th March 2019, 19:55
Replies: 5
Views: 970
Posted By ian keyl
This is very sad news which I heard the other day...

This is very sad news which I heard the other day .
I knew John well from my days in the BL crew dept and had a good repore with him on this site.
May he gently drift out to sea and be washed by...
Forum: Ben Line 19th February 2019, 10:42
Replies: 11
Views: 1,808
Posted By ian keyl
good morning Iain sorry about my inbox being...

good morning Iain sorry about my inbox being full, i have not been on this site for a while and last time when i saw you were trying to contact me , i tried many times to get logged in and gave up as...
Forum: The Bridge 19th February 2019, 10:33
Replies: 7
Views: 2,071
Posted By ian keyl
Lets hope all these mistakes and costs don't...

Lets hope all these mistakes and costs don't affect our pensions .
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